Earnings from tax deductible donations of $5,000 or more to the Worthington Dollars for Scholars Endowment Fund will provide an annual scholarship to be awarded each year as a named scholarship to a deserving Worthington High School graduating student.   We thank the following generous donors for establishing Endowed Scholarships.
 

Louise Mowrey Memorial Endowed Scholarship - $2,500 paid out in two $1,250 allotments

Matt Entenza gave this scholarship to remember his grandmother, Louise Mowrey (1904 - 2004) and her lifetime contribution to help people in the Worthington and Rushmore area.  Louise lived in the Worthington area from 1933 until her death in 2004.  This two-year scholarship is given to a graduate with a strong academic record and commitment to public service.  The scholarship is continued for the sophomore year in college as long as the student is attending college on a full-time basis and achieved a "B" average or better during their freshman year.  Preference is given to a student who has participated in speech or debate.

Georgia M.Entenza Endowed Scholarship - $2,500 paid out in two $1,250 allotments

Matt Entenza gave this scholarship to commemorate his mother Georgia M Entenza's strong support for Worthington Public Schools.  Georgia (Class of 1946) and Matt (Class of 1979) graduated from Worthington High School.  This two-year scholarship is given to a graduate with a strong academic record and commitment to public service.  The scholarship is continued for the sophomore year in college as long as the student is attending college on a full-time basis and achieved a "B" average or better during their freshman year.  Preference is given to a student who has participated in speech or debate.

William E. Little Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Two $500 Scholarships

William Little was educated in a one-room school house in Round Lake, MN.  When his mother died in 1931, he left school after 8th grade to help care for his family.  Mr. Little later earned his GED from Worthington High School and attended night school at the University of Nebraska, studying financial management.  Mr. Little had a rich military career in the both the US Army and US Air Force.  He so valued his education and the opportunities afforded him that he left a provision in his will for money to be endowed to Worthington Dollars for Scholars in gratitude for his success.

Anna Lois Shipman Memorial Endowed Scholarship - Two $1,000 Scholarships

Harold Shipman and Beth Habicht (retired District 518 orchestra teacher) established this memorial scholarship in honor of the mother.  Anna Shipman always dreamed of going to college but because of the Great Depression was not able to do so. Special consideration will be given to applicants who participated in orchestra or music.

Golden K Kiwanis of Worthington Endowed Scholarship - One $1,000 Scholarship

The Golden K Kiwanis of Worthington established a $17,000 scholarship fund to be administered by Worthington Dollars for Scholars.  The selection will be based on achievement, citizenship and school activities.

Mike Patrick - Milt Osterberg Endowed Scholarship - One $1,000 Scholarship

Mike Patrick was a WHS student who was injured in the early 1970's in a football accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down.  He lived successfully with the challenges that life imposes when confined to a wheelchair.  A writer and public speaker, Mike's book "I Still Believe in Tomorrow" shared his message of hope and courage.  Coach Milt Osterberg was admired and respected by all who knew him.  He taught Industrial Arts and supported many youth activities.  He was Mike's coach and mentor.  This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who is willing to strive for success in reaching their goals.

Fredi Lowry and Doris Rubsam Memorial Endowed Scholarship - One $500 Scholarship

Fredi Lowry and Doris Rubsam were the best of friends for most of their lives.  They shared the love of family, community, travel and education.  Mrs. Lowry worked for the Daily Globe for many years and was a familiar face at just about every function that supported the Worthington area.  Mrs. Rubsam was a beloved teacher in the Brewster school district.  Both have left a legacy of opportunities for young people.  Their many friends and loved ones honor their memories with this scholarship award, awarded to a female student planning to study journalism, education or the arts.

Joan Ehlers Mork Endowed Scholarship - One $500 Scholarship

Joan Ehlers Mork (class of 1955) had a passion for music.  Before she could read she wanted to take piano lessons.  At the age of 12 she became a church organist and remained one the rest of her life.  She and her future husband John joined the WHS Senior High Band in 7th grade with Joan playing bassoon and John on the tuba. After studying music and performance at Luther College, Joan returned to Worthington where she stayed active in music while raising six children.  Throughout her life, Joan gave much of herself and her skills to the community and church in Worthington and Sun City, AZ.  She would be delighted to see a student interest in music or the arts receive this scholarship.

Dr. Gordon L. and Joan S. Moore Endowed Scholarship - One $500 Scholarship

Dr. Gordon L. Moore (1935-2013) served as a physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester from 1963 until his retirement in 1998.  He grew up in a small southwest Michigan town and graduated from the University of Michigan School of Medicine in 1960.  He met Joan S. Moore (1936-2014) at the university and they were married in 1959.  He was appointed to the Mayo Clinic staff as a fellow in adult psychiatry in 1967 and was Chairman of the Department of Adult Psychiatry from 1985-1993.  He was also an associate professor of psychiatry at Mayo Medical School and a mentor to many young physicians.  Both were passionate supporters of medical education.  Their son, Gordon L Moore, III and his wife , Jane Moore honor their memory with this scholarship.